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Topic # 157503 3-Dec-2014 09:43
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I see lots of rumours and confusion about co-owned folders in OneDrive.  Is it possible though?? All I want to do is share a file across 2 OneDrive accounts so both can update it...  I wouldn't have thought this was hard, but I'll be damned if I can figure out how to do it.

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  Reply # 1188221 3-Dec-2014 19:43
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There isn't a co-owner feature,  but have you not tried using the Share menu to share a folder?  You type in the contact details and then select what type of share permissions.

  If you want to share an individual file in a folder, its the same process, just select a file and click share (or manage.properties)

For example, if using OneNote, you can share the [onenote]  file and everyone you give permissions to can read/edit it.




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TwoSeven: There isn't a co-owner feature,  but have you not tried using the Share menu to share a folder?  You type in the contact details and then select what type of share permissions.

  If you want to share an individual file in a folder, its the same process, just select a file and click share (or manage.properties)

For example, if using OneNote, you can share the [onenote]  file and everyone you give permissions to can read/edit it.


Yup, that's exactly what I've done.  But on the receiving end of the sharing, unless I've missed something, I can only view the shared folder in the browser and download the files.  What I really want though is to have the shared folder synced into my OneDrive folder in windows, and edit the files place. 

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I don't think that will be doable.  Typically when allowing collaboration on a file, it needs to be online - in a central location.   For example, OneNote requires the notebooks be in a central location so that it can manage synchronisation - it will manage offline usage.   With word, if both people had a local copy and edited them, how would OneDrive know which one was the latest one it would likely overwrite based on the last update.

 To be able to both edit the document at the same time, you need to open it using Word Online (I can't remember if opening the link in the offline version also manages the collaboration). 




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